NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 17: Nick Bonino #63 of the Anaheim Ducks gets tripped up as he attempts to take a shot on Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 17, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis